The Best Nails For Party Season, As Seen On Instagram

It's party season, so what better time to upgrade your manicure with iridescent sparkles, chromatics or glitter-dipped tips? Whether you're looking for a modern take on a classic red, or want to go all out with a coating (or three) of shimmer, we've lined up our favourite designs for the minimalist, maximalist and everyone in between.

While you may have chosen your party dress and sorted your dancing shoes, you'd be remiss to forgo your manicure. As ever, Instagram is bursting with inspiration from the likes of WAH and Imarni Nails. Click through to see our edit of the best nails for your end-of-year festivities.

Prepare to hit the dance floor, with these clear gel nails with silver sparkles at the tip.
These negative space autumn leaves are as festive as they come, created with Nails Inc.'s Rise & Grind polish.
Nail artist Michelle Humphrey's opalescent glass nails couldn't get more disco ball.
This retro-inspired yet contemporary French manicure, jazzed up with regimental black dots, is giving us a '70s vibe. Brittania B takes all the credit.
Can't decide on a colour? Have them all with Imarni's rainbow-hued set. Bonus point for matching jewellery.
Alicia Torello uses leopard outlines to update a neutral pink.
We're loving this jewel-toned, electric blue manicure by Jessica Washick for a burst of colour.
What better time to fully embrace glitter than party season? Paintbox delivers with this unapologetically sparkly design.
If subtlety is not for you, make a festive statement with this bold design.
Shattered glass nails are a trend we can get behind, and this steely blue take is ideal for winter.
Jin Soon Choi layers shades in this metallic hybrid.
Chelsea King champions the accent nail with a geometric design paired with a rich emerald green.
Taryn Multack doesn't shy away from colour, with a fresh take on camo print.
Minimalism at its finest, courtesy of Madeline Poole.